Reaver En Noir
Reaver Beach Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 2.48%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
From:
Reaver Beach Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an odd dark pink color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of off white, fizzy / foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: An alluring aroma of wood, a vinous quality, and Belgian yeast.

T: Tasted of a whole lot of the vinous quality (lots of grapes in this one), some Belgian-style yeast, a malty quality (mostly in the finish), some oak notes, a definite sourness, and berries as well. The inclusion of grapes is an interesting one, adding a new dimension. The flavor's sweet, sour, and oddly endearing.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a lively, prickly finish). Medium-bodied.

O: While this isn't the typical American Wild Ale, it's strangely likable. Definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark-gold body with one-finger head and lace ring down glass. Vinous, sour grape/musty aroma with some oakiness noticeable in aroma as well. Smooth, woody, the pinot noir aspect of this beer dominates as beer is mostly a slightly sour, vinous affair but there is slight sweetness to it as well. Clean finish surprised me and this is a beer that hits different notes (sweet, sour, acidic, woodiness, funkiness) while maintaining a balance that at least keeps the vinous aspect from domination.

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Reaver En Noir from Reaver Beach Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 3 ratings